Raising Awareness of Diaper Need in the Fox Cities

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Diaper Bank Blog Photo

Contributor: Mary Rhode, Vice President Marketing & Communications, United Way Fox Cities

The Fox Cities Diaper Bank, an initiative of United Way Fox Cities, is an important part of how we care for the families in our community every day. The Diaper Bank is responsible for keeping 900 babies clean, healthy, and dry each month. But those diapers aren’t just diapers. The diapers given out through the Fox Cities Diaper Bank promote self-sufficiency and give caregivers confidence, allowing them to place their child in daycare so they can go to work, and helping to fill gaps in their budget so they can provide for their family’s needs.
 
At our recent United Way Campaign Kickoff event, we announced the start of the community-wide Donations for Diapers drive to support the Fox Cities Diaper Bank. Aside from the goal of collecting dollars and diapers, the purpose of Donations for Diapers is to raise awareness of diaper need (not having enough diapers). One in three American families struggle with diaper need, including families right here in the Fox Cities.

Clean diapers are a basic need for every child. If you are interested in supporting the Donations for Diapers drive, there are a number of ways you can do so:

  • Drop off your diaper donations at:
    • United Way Fox Cities office located at 1455 Midway Rd., Menasha
    • Festival Foods locations: Northland Festival Foods (Appleton), Darboy Festival Foods, Neenah Festival Foods, Menasha Festival Foods
  • Make an online donation at FoxCitiesDiaperBank.org

The Donations for Diapers drive will culminate with National Diaper Need Awareness Week (DNAW), September 23-29, 2019. In recognition of DNAW, Kimberly-Clark Corporation will be donating diapers valued at $50,000 to United Ways in the Fox Cities, Oshkosh, and Green Bay. We thank them for their commitment to our community!

A thank you also goes to our Donations for Diapers supporting partners: USA Today Network/Post-Crescent, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Huggies, and Festival Foods.